Jan 25, 2015

"Simply Elegant"

Today, while wandering aimlessly in the library on a lovely afternoon, I came across a little tome that hadn't been checked out since Nixon was in the White House.


"Simply Elegant" by one "Pearl Gordon" How could I not be sucked in by such a seductive cover?





And of course  a busy career woman bachelor, the Milwaukee Sentinel's review caught my eye.
 Pearl's timely reminder: "Times have changed, and we no longer have maids or just the housewife cooking."
You got that right, Pearl.
 
Flipping the pages, I happened upon Pearl's elegant recipe for Gefilte Fish and Tuna Fish Salad
And, if that's not elegant enough for you, here's Pearl's recipe for Lobster Thermidor ("Thermidor" is French for "Single Career Gal" in case you didn't know)
The forward written from the Kansas First Lady Mrs. Robert B. Docking, a close personal friend of Pearl's
(not to name drop or anything)
And if this here ain't elegant enough for you, I don't know what is, baby.



Jan 19, 2015

What do these people have in common?

Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
A. An international drug cartel
B. Pictures from my last family reunion
C. Past lovers
D. People who have responded to one of my personal ads
E. All of the above
F. ahem



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Jan 16, 2015

St. Sade's Day

Today, it seems, is the feast day of Our Lady of Perpetual Cool, St. Sade Adu herself.

Seems 56 or so years ago, she wafted down from heaven to make the world a little bit better.
(Thanks to fellow worshiper, Thom, for the reminder)

I think if a gun were held to my head and I had to choose but one of her songs as my favorite (horror!), I just might have to pick this one.
There are others, less obvious ones, but if I had to choose, I would have to choose this one, from the songs that first seduced my little ears.

The video is also a favorite of mine, so soignee it makes me ache. Good God, but I want to live whenever and wherever she is in this video. How do I get there???

Anyway, here it is.  I'll be playing it tonight like a cassingle you have to wind back up with a pencil because it's been played it too many times



Jan 8, 2015

you and me

Just saw this Tom Ford commercial over at mistress maddie's lovely blog and liked the song used in it so much I sought it out.
That's how I found this little "unofficial" video, which was even lovelier.


Jan 7, 2015